Dayak (Dyak) is a general term referring to the non-Muslim indigenous village people living in the interior of Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). Traditionally living in “longhouses” along the banks of larger rivers, and composed of many groups throughout the island, the Dayak have no specific or identifiable ethnic or tribal heritage. Although they make many types of masks, the most popular are called Hudoq and are made for the Dayak agricultural festival celebrating the rice harvest.

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  • Vintage Dayak Ancestor Mask (Hudoq), Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) (1200TSK) $485

    H: 14.75”  W: 12.125”  D: 4.375” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    Dayak Hudoq made after the arrival of masks from Java show their influence, but now even masks like this valid Vintage Dyak piece are hard to find. Authentic with strong parallels with traditional Hudoq pieces, it is painted in an unusual detailed pattern while the projecting mouth and nose, pierced eyes and undulating snake-like elements on the separately carved and attached wing-like ears align with Hudoq tradition. Mask reproductions throughout Indonesia are referred to as “antique baru” (new antiques), but this original, later, authentic vintage mask is hard to find and scarce. Personally collected in the 1970s, it is in excellent condition, placed on a museum-quality metal stand and without restoration or repairs except for the new wing-ear bindings.


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  • Vintage Dayak Hudoq Ancestor Mask Featured in Spiderman Movie, Kalimantan (1314ESA) $1450

    H: 23.375”  W: 13”  W: 6” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This vintage hudoq Dayak ancestor mask has traditional Dayak features: wing-like separately carved ears attached with rattan that, like this, usually is replaced; long extended triangle nose, rounded arabesque-like ears and eye-holes, gnarled teeth, and geometric and curvilinear painted decorations. This one of three VA masks featured in collection of the Green Goblin in the 2002 Spiderman movie and is set on a museum-quality metal stand.

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  • Vintage Dyak Ancestor Mask Museum Stand, Kalimantan (1300BMK) $675

    H: 16”  W: 7.875”  D: 3.375” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This vintage Dyak hudoq mask from Kalimantan (Borneo) reflects many characteristic hudoq elements: its characteristic head shape, white designs on the forehead and face, the curled mustache arabesques and other carved and painted areas around the eyes  creating a well-carved, special and impressive image.  Made from a single wood piece, it is a transitional stage carving that stylistically reflects traditional Dayak (Dyak) masks but blends it with Javanese mask traditions. Collected personally in Bali in the 1970s, it comes with a museum-quality metal stand.


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